But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the wins have also helped boost book sales for the memoir on which the movie is based. 12 Years a Slave is a 19th-century book written by black free man turned slave Solomon Northrup. As of Sunday before the Oscars broadcast, the book was No. 326 on Amazon.com. By Monday afternoon, it had jumped to No. 19.
Movie theaters also plan to cash in on the award success of the movie by releasing it in theaters again this Friday, even though the movie is about to come out on DVD.